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The town of Mullanpur Dakha, also known as Mandi Mullanpur, is located in the Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab. It is a nagar panchayat, a settlement in transition from rural to urban. Due to the availability of transport routes to other villages, the town serves as a marketplace of grain and other goods to the surrounding area.
According to census data from 2011, Mullanpur Dakha had a population of 16,356. Males constituted 8,595 of the population and females constituted 7,761. Mullanpur Dakha has a literacy rate of 79.41%, somewhat above the national average of 74.04%.
Mullanpur is located on National Highway 5 (NH 5). It has bus services to Bathinda, Moga, and Ludhiana. It also has a railway station with trains to Chowkimann, 7 km (4.3 mi) away, and Ludhiana Junction, 19 km (12 mi) away. The closest airports are Chandigarh International Airport, located 134 km (83 mi) away, and Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, 167 km (104 mi) away in the city of Amritsar. Nearby villages include Jangpur, Issewal, Mullanpur, Bhanohar, Raqba, Pandori, Rurka, Dakha, Kailpur,Braich and Mohie.
Markets and colonies
Meena Bazaar is the main market in Mullanpur. Major retail outlets Gill Sanitary Store link road Mullanpur, Sher Singh Floor Mills (Sher Singh Chakki Wale, Ferozpur Road), Paramjeet Hardware Store, BW Business Group, Blue world Tour & Travels Jagraon Road, Preet Jewellers, Bedi Electronics,Paris Plaza, bahali ram floor mill, Babe di Hatti,Half ticket kids wear , Virk Karyana Store and Desh Raj Fruit Juice, Bakhtawar singh saggu and sons, prem electricals.
Health services are provided by Hospital S. Hari, Saran hospital , and,Punjab Medicos.
The major local educational institutions are government primary and senior secondary schools: Eastwood International School, Guru Nanak Public School, and GTB[expand acronym] Public School Mullanpur. Several colleges in the nearby town of Sudhar serve the village, and GTB national college Dakha serves Ludhiana district. Peace Public School is one of the best schools in the area.[according to whom?]
Trusts and gurdwaras
Gurmat Bhawan is the main and most popular trust in Mullanpur, helping to educate poor and handicapped children.
The most famous[according to whom?] gurdwara – a place of worship for Sikhs – in Mullanpur is Gurdwara Mashkiana Sahib. It is a place of great historical significance. Other Gurdwaras include Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib, Gurdwara Singh Sabha Sahib and Gurudwara Baba Vishwkarma.
Hi-Tech sports park is located in Mullanpur on NH5, built by former MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali. Dakha has a football team with young, talented players.[according to whom?] Dashmesh Sports Club is one of the top teams in the Ludhiana district.